5 Flavored Loose Leaf Teas That Make the Best Tasting Iced Tea
Summer cannot be fully enjoyed unless you have a fresh glass of iced tea in your hands! At least that’s how the tea lovers at Tin Roof Teas feel!
Most drinks promoted for the summer (soda, juice, sports drinks) are filled with sugar, artificial sweeteners and other chemicals. Is this really what you want going into your beverages? We didn’t think so!
Iced tea is the perfect summer drink because it’s low in sugar and calories and keeps you hydrated on hot, humid days. Also, teas are packed with antioxidants called flavonoids that help against free radicals in the body.
Whether you’re serving freshly brewed iced tea at your next barbecue, or you plan to bring along tea to an afternoon picnic on the beach, we have delicious ideas that you won’t want to pass up!
Let’s take a look at five flavored teas that can be used to create the best tasting iced tea – like – ever!
1. Blood Orange
If you’ve ever tried a blood orange before, you know just how juicy, sweet it can be! That’s exactly the type of sweetness you get with a blood orange fruit tea. The citrus is refreshing on a hot summer’s day, and most teas of this sort have hints of apple, hibiscus and marigold that bring all the flavors together. You can add a teaspoon of honey if you’d like, but this tea is naturally sweet on its own.
2. Green Pear
If you would like to start drinking more green tea but find the taste to be strong, you’ll enjoy a cold glass of green pear iced tea. It’s a wonderful introduction to green tea, but it has a lighter and fruitier taste to it. The best green pear teas are handcrafted with tropical flavors like pineapple and papaya. It’s so refreshing and summery, you’ll literally feel like you’re at a resort!
Blackberry iced tea is a top-pick in restaurants, but it tends to be overly sweet and watered down. A true blackberry tea is bursting with flavor! It has a sweet, juicy taste because of the fragrant berries, but there’s also a tartness to the tea that makes it perfect for an evening grilling by the poolside. For extra flavor, place a fresh mint leaf in your glass. Paradise!
Another favorite drink in restaurants is peach iced tea, but again, it tends to be extra sugary and watered down when ordered. When you make your own peach tea using fresh leaves and berries, you’ll discover what peach tea should really taste like! Some of the best peach teas incorporate notes from berries like blueberries, strawberries and elderberries. It’s sweet, juicy and great for a summer barbecue along the beach.
Don’t cherry pies remind you of an afternoon picnic? It does for us! That’s why our final pick for a great-tasting iced tea is cherry. The nice thing about cherry-flavored teas is that they can incorporate a variety of flavors. Cherry and vanilla and cherry and kiwi are two of our favorite flavor combinations. Mouth-watering and tart but super sweet! If you can’t bring the pie – bring the tea!
Looking for an extra punch of flavor? Freeze your cold brewed tea in an ice tray to make flavored iced tea cubes so the tea doesn’t become watered down in the heat and you can savor these refreshing fruit flavors longer!
We hope that we have inspired you to create some of your own iced teas using the different flavored teas listed above. When you shop with Tin Roof Teas, you can get the highest quality ingredients, many of which are organic. Feel good about what you drink this summer!